Online Course Fundamentals of Perfume Creation: Foundation
In this advanced course, learn the fundamentals of perfumery practice from ingredients to production. Learn to create both simple and complex perfumery formulas in a variety of applications.
Creation Course Foundation includes access to:
- 34 lessons in 6 modules/weeks
- Material kit including ingredients and lab equipment
- Downloadable material
- 7hrs tutorial videos
All orders are processed within 1-2 working days from the UK from receiving an order.
Delivery via Royal Mail 1-2 working days from being processed
In-store collection available within 2 working days from receiving an order.
UK RETURNS & EXCHANGE
Free in the UK within 28 days receipt of goods.
Must be returned, unopened and with its sealing sticker
DELIVERY TO EUROPE
Tracked and signed for via DPD or DHL by road. All taxes are pre-paid at purchase, there are no further charges upon receipt. Delivery times are typically 3-10 working days but may vary from one country to another. In rare circumstances, longer times may be required due to custom clearance.
REST OF THE WORLD DELIVERY
Available Tracked and signed for via DHL or Fedex Air Express available to 25 international countries. Delivery times are typically 3-10 working days but may vary from one country to another. International shipping restrictions on perfumes apply. May require additional duties and taxes to be paid by the customer at the time of delivery. These are not covered in our shipping rates. The value declared for customs purpose is the value of the physical item shipped (shipping fees and digital content will not be included in customs declaration). International restrictions apply: we do not ship to all countries, enter your address at checkout to check whether we deliver to your address. Due to shipping restrictions on perfumes, perfume items cannot be returned from international addresses.
For more info on delivery and returns see T&Cs
All our boxes are made from recyclable cardboard and we exclusively use paper wrappers. We do not use any plastic wrapper or tape.
Online Course Fundamentals of Perfume Creation: Foundation
With this course you will receive 4 boxes of material including 42 ingredients and laboratory equipment.
Value £300 (Included with the course at no extra charge)
- Ingredient Box Set #1 including 15 ingredients * 12ml bottles (diluted in perfumery alcohol)
- Ingredient Box Set #2 including 15 ingredients * 12ml bottles (diluted in perfumery alcohol)
- Ingredient Box Set #3 (accord rose) including 11 ingredients * 12ml bottles (diluted in perfumery alcohol) and 1 ingredient in pure (1g)
- Total ingredient quantity: 500ml
- A scale
- 5 empty bottles including one with a spray pump
- Scent strips and pipettes
- 15ml bottle of perfumery alcohol
- Downloadable tutorials pdf during the course
"This was honestly one of the best online courses I’ve ever participated in. Love the video content, thoroughness and all the materials and tools provided. I found the course to be comprehensive and very educational."
“What a great course! I went from knowing nothing about perfumery and scents, to feeling like I had enough of a grounding to get started learning. I’d definitely recommend this course to anyone who’s interesting in learning about perfumery.”
“I’ve found the presentation of the course in terms of written documents, videos and materials beautiful and of impeccable quality and easy to use. Em’s knowledge and enthusiasm for perfumery feels sincere, inspiring and is communicated very clearly and accessibility to the novice.”
"This course is actually the best perfume course I have ever taken before. I took courses from a few organizations both online and offline in the last few years, but EPC’s is the best one at a reasonable price. This course is very detailed which is suitable for both beginners and intermediate self-learners. It contains the knowledge from how to smell an ingredient to how to use the ingredient in perfume."
What you’ll learn
- How to describe perfumery ingredients, in order to memorise and recall the scents
- Learn and recognise 42 perfumery ingredients (natural and synthetic)
- How ingredients are classified (families, top, mid and base…)
- Understanding combination, harmony and contrast in a formula
- Learn about synthetic ingredients, natural extracts and accords and where they come from and their forms
- How to set-up your own perfumer’s lab at home
- How to use laboratory equipment and practices, such as dilutions and handling ingredients
- Learn about accords and how to use them
- Learn how to recreate a floral rose accord
- How to formulate a simple creative accord
- How to structure a formula
- Create a brief
- How to weigh a formula and rework it
- How to apply your fragrance in candles and skincare
- Learn the basics of perfume production
- Learn the basics of legislation
And a lot more!
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Meet your instructors
Emmanuelle Moeglin, Founder & Perfumer
Em is the founder of Experimental Perfume Club and is a classically trained nose with over 12 years of experience working in the fragrance industry. After finishing her studies at ISIPCA, she worked for esteemed global fragrance brands around the world before opening EPC and starting her signature fragrance line Layers.
Tom Jansen, Guest Perfumer
Tom has been passionate about fragrance as long as he can remember. As a classically trained perfumer and former student of the Grasse Institute of Perfumery, he brings his love for perfumery to the EPC perfumery course. After spending seven years as an entrepreneur in the candle industry in Canada, Tom is now working on his next exciting project!
We ship internationally and to most countries worldwide (with the exception of a few countries). Simply enter your country at checkout to check whether we can send to your country.
We ship the course material from the UK and there may be a small charge for tax and custom fees for international shipments outside the EU depending on your country. Please note that for customs purpose, we only declare the value of the equipment and kit, and not of the entire course price, so you will not have to pay a high custom fee.
We send all the materials necessary for this course shortly after you place your order. We ship your package with priority shipping and you’ll receive the tracking number when your kit is on its way. Please note the transit time may take a few days and allow a minimum of one week to receive your ingredients and material. For international shipping, we advise to leave up to 2 weeks to arrive at your home (depending on the country).
Yes! The material are necessary to follow the course and practise at home. The Creation Course comes with 4 boxes of ingredients and perfumery equipment which includes 500ml of perfume ingredients. The set contains a high enough quantity for you to work on your formulae several times.
We do not provide the course without the kit and ingredients but if you are not eligible for shipping and you are an experienced perfume maker and can prove you already have a full library of trade-grade perfumery ingredients at home (both natural and synthetic), please get in touch to discuss possible access to the digital content only.
This course will come to life with the ingredients and the equipment! You need to smell and practise at home with us as you watch the videos in order to learn. We do not recommend you start the course before receiving your ingredient boxes and equipment. Please note it can take between 1 and 2 weeks to receive your material at home.
Yes. The course is pre-recorded and you can start when you like once you have received your kit.
A minimum of 6 weeks but this mainly means there are 6 modules released weekly. We release a new module each week so it leaves you the time needed to watch the lessons, train your nose and complete the exercises. We recommend to spend an average of an hour a day to learn and practise while taking the course, but this will be up to you whether you can dedicate less or more time to it.
It may take you longer to complete the course, but rest assured, you can go through it at your own pace! You’ll have access to the videos for one year from joining so it’ll leave you plenty of time to complete it.
Please note we do not release all the lessons in the course in one go. You’ll need to wait that the content is released each week in order to progress to the next module (you’ll receive a notification email when the next module is released and available to start). This ensures that you have enough time to practise and learn between each new modules so that you are not overwhelmed with information.
The streaming access to the video course is available for one year from the date of purchase. You will be able to keep the downloadable tutorials but you will not be able to download the videos which are streaming only.
You can also stay in the students Facebook discussion group as long as you’d like even after you no longer have access to the videos.
No. The course is designed to be self-explanatory and is very detailed so that you should not need access to an instructor as you go through it.
However we post Q&As videos with our instructors and live sessions on our students discussion group so this will give you opportunities to ask any questions you’d like that are relevant to the course content.
The student discussion group will also give you the opportunity to share your progress and success, challenges and questions with the rest of the community.
Yes, if you wish to! For those who want to take the test at completion, we offer a certificate with the CPD programme (Continuous Programme Development). At the end of the course, you can take a test (optional) and if you pass, you’ll receive your downloadable certificate.
Each part of the course has its own dedicated test and certificate. So the Foundation, Chapter 2 and upcoming Chapter 3 will each have an individual corresponding certificate.
Becoming a perfumer comes with a long training in a school or within a perfume house (at least a year), but mostly from practising! It’ll take you months or even years to hone and master the practise you have learnt during this course. A perfumer only becomes a perfumer when he/she has a few years of industry experience behind him/her. But do not despair. If becoming a perfumer is your goal in life, then there is no reasons why you cannot put the hours and dedication behind your passion and become a nose!
This course will be an excellent starting point for your journey into perfumery, whether it’s for a hobby or for professional purpose. But we cannot do the hard work for you…
It is important to note that this course is designed to study perfumery through ingredients and formulation to learn and enjoy perfumery as a craft and creative practise and is not intended to help create a business (see full programme above for details on what’s covered in each lesson).
While this course will certainly give you a good starting point and a solid foundation, it will be your personal decision if you feel you have acquired enough knowledge to start a business venture at the end of this course. However, we do not advise you do so without the involvement of competent industry professionals in your country of launch.
We also recommend you finish the programme, taking Chapter 2 and 3 to make sure you’ve acquired the necessary knowledge.
We do not touch (or, if so, only lightly) on business aspects such as:
- manufacturing and ingredient supply at a large scale,
- regulatory at a manufacturing level: necessary to launch a compliant product commercially (this needs the involvement of a competent perfume manufacturer and laboratory in your country of launch),
- or other aspects of a perfume business such as legal requirements for commercial products, marketing, retail, packaging etc…
Please note we DO NOT provide business advice, advise on supply chain or anything regarding how to launch a product commercially or how to produce your formulae at a commercial or large scale. We recommend you take advise and work with a local manufacturer if you wish to produce your formulae at a large scale or for commercial purpose.
Our courses are for domestic and private use only. If you use the products or techniques learnt for any commercial or business we will have no liability to you for any direct or indirect loss.
We make sure to provide enough material to practise your course at home, but if you need more supply, you’ll have access to our Student Shop to replenish the ingredients and material you ran out.
We hope you’ll love the course so much that you will not want a refund! But if you do, unfortunately we regret to let you know our online courses are non-refundable!
For more information, read our T&Cs.